Church of St Peter Chooses Technology Over Chemicals
Jeff Peterson had a problem. Forced by the Coronavirus to use harsh chemicals to clean and disinfect the Church of St. Peter In North St. Paul, Minnesota. Peterson, the Chief of Staff, quickly noticed the effects those chemicals were having on his beloved church.
"The CDC was recommending a combination of Clorox and bleach type of cleaning to disinfect all the different areas, whether it was the doors, the pews and so forth," says Peterson. "As we started that process, we quickly discovered that we were destroying the finish on all of the wood in the beautiful church and we immediately recognized a serious problem.
Peterson and his crew started to investigate other options, but none of them looked promising initially.
"At that point we were looking at hydrogen peroxide", says Peterson. "And while we knew it was safe for wood we also knew there was a downside in what it might do to in terms of employees who would have to use it, if they got it on their clothing or something like that. So, we knew that wasn’t a great choice.
Then, a staff member at St. Peter told Peterson about Stabilized Aqueous Ozone(SAO), a sustainable cleaning product from Green Science Solutions that converts water into a safe, natural, sustainable cleaning product that is more powerful than chlorine bleach.
Now, thanks to SAO, Jeff Peterson no longer has a problem with cleaning the Church. However, getting other churches to take the leap of faith they have at St. Peter of North St.Paul, now that's another story.
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